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October 2008

The life of the party

FallFest '08 was definitely a good time you could count on.

Members of UNCG women's sports teams enjoy the festivities at Spartan Village during UNCG's 2008 FallFest celebration.

Members of UNCG women's sports teams enjoy the festivities at Spartan Village during UNCG's 2008 FallFest celebration.


Record-breaking numbers of people turned out for the homecoming festivities. Despite threatening skies, the young and the young-at-heart celebrated early in the day with arts and games and delightfully sticky cotton candy. Alumni reconnected and fellow friends and neighbors kicked back for an afternoon of fun.

The center hub of activity was the new Kaplan Commons, which was formally dedicated in a mid-afternoon ceremony.

The parade drew a fun-loving crowd, and Chancellor Linda P. Brady got into the spirit of the day as she spontaneously jumped up on the Student Alumni Ambassadors' float.

Then the rains came, late in the day. Just a few drops as the chancellor crowned the new homecoming king and queen. More as Sleeping Booty played. And still more as the homecoming game started. Some hearty souls braved the elements and stayed the entire match to cheer on the Spartans. Brown prevailed 3-0, but Spartan pride ruled the day.

An enthusiastic crowd lines the sidewalk as the Parade of Chariots makes its way down Stirling Street.

An enthusiastic crowd lines the sidewalk as the Parade of Chariots makes its way down Stirling Street.


At left, Sleeping Booty provides the soundtrack during FallFest. At right, Robynn Osborne '05 and her 2-year-old daughter, Sydney, share a bit of cotton candy at Spartan Village.

At left, Sleeping Booty provides the soundtrack during FallFest. At right, Robynn Osborne '05 and her 2-year-old daughter, Sydney, share a bit of cotton candy at Spartan Village.


Sleeping Booty rocked the house with disco and retro covers.

Sleeping Booty rocked the house with disco and retro covers.


Tebatso Manyama, a senior forward, pursues the ball in front of a crowd of 1,279  the largest of the season. In spite of the energy of the fans, UNCG lost 3-0.

Tebatso Manyama, a senior forward, pursues the ball in front of a crowd of 1,279 — the largest of the season. In spite of the energy of the fans, UNCG lost 3-0.


 

 

 

 

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